Society gazette reports the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has passed away on Tuesday, January 2.
The monarch died at the University College Hospital in Ibadan, Oyo state, at age 93.
His death was confirmed by palace sources who pleaded anonymity to The Punch.
However, when contacted, the monarch’s aides neither confirmed his death nor denied it.
“Even if he is dead, it is the governor that will announce it,” one of his media aides said when contacted on the telephone.
Another aide said in Yoruba, “You don’t hear bad news from a priest,” and cut the phone.
Adetunji, who was crowned the 41st Olubadan on March 4, 2017, was born on August 26, 1928.
He was the first of 17 children of his parents.